Astrid’s Tea Party is an appropriately British name for a band hailing from the United Kingdom coastal city of Brighton. However, don’t let the name fool you: Astrid’s Tea Party isn’t all social niceties and delicate china. The danceable beats and high energy of the group’s latest single, “What’s in It For Me?”, are more liable to shatter teacups than serve as background music. As this first single attests, this young quartet has lyrical charm and smarts to match its pop energy, which should prove valuable assets as it readies its first EP, which at the moment is set to be released sometime in 2015.
The band describes its new single to PopMatters thusly: “‘What’s in It For Me?’ is a track I regard as an antidote to the billion Las Vegas schmaltz tunes of unconditional love we all hate, but secretly admire. It’s a song about the zero sum game called love in the post romantic age. I like to think of this as the wedding march for the prenup era.”
“What’s in It For Me?” will be available to purchase as a download on December 1st.